Riding in the car with kids always produces some interesting conversations. This wasn’t one I was expecting, though V is full of questions about everything these days. I also didn’t expect the raw emotions to bleed through me as I remembered it like it was yesterday. How did you know when I got diabetes? Well, … Continue reading How Did You Know?…. As Asked By V
V's 10-year Lilly Medal Ten years ago, on June 17th, I went to sleep on my last night of uninterrupted sleep. Ever. Ten years ago my 2-year-old daughter woke up lethargic and drowsy. Ten years ago I drove her to the pediatrician, who took one look at her finger stick and sent us straight to … Continue reading 10 Years of Diabetes
Composed on my cell phone at 3:26 a.m. Today is the last day of National Diabetes Awareness Month. We’re the parents. We’re tired. Tired of chasing toddlers around the house with insulin shots in hand. Tired of pleading with, worrying over, and screaming at our irresponsible teenagers who just want to be “normal” kids. Tired … Continue reading T1 D: We’re the Parents
Lately it seems Type 1 diabetes has been in the news, the worst kind of news: the reports are of new cases only diagnosed after a child has died. It seems implausible to me that this could happen, and I really don’t like to focus on the negative of anything, but the fact is… it has happened. … Continue reading Type 1: Know the Signs!!